Maximizing Resources: Utilizing Graduate Interns to Increase Staffing and Develop DS Professionals

Author: lorismith

In total, I have worked in disability services for over ten years, served as an adjunct instructor, and presented many trainings on the topic of disability services and accessibility. This has prepared me, in general, to effectively present at the AHEAD conference. Specific to this topic, I am the staff member who coordinated the efforts to develop this internship position and training approach. I have also directly trained and supervised the interns since the position’s inception. I can speak directly to the position’s development, as well as the successes and challenges we encountered.